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Ok, so I am trying to get ready to record an editable video from scratch with Snagit and Camtasia screenshots and short videos and I am going to try the recommended method of recording the screen shots and short videos first and add the narration later (instead of my usual method: record my screen while I speak, hope for the best, rinse and repeat 😉
But before I do that I would like to know how to do one simple effect that I see the trainers use in the Camtasia certificate all the time: they add an orange or green rectangular to highlight part of the screen, one side of the rectangular at a time (so, it is not just adding a shape, it is like a dynamic effect).
I have recorded a short example below. In this short video we see the trainer zooming in the screen and then adding the green rectangular shape one side at a time.
How can I do that?
I made a video for you and was just about to post it when we lost power at our house! I will post as soon as we have power back and hopefully, Aaron will post a video too.
Look under Annotations > Sketch Motion (squiggly line icon).
If you still have questions after videos are posted, let me know. I’ll plan to demonstrate this at the Brown Bag tomorrow.
That would be great! Thank you 🙂
Great video. It never would have occurred to me to use SHIFT + ANCHOR POINT to change the proportions of a shape. Another interesting choice by Camtasia/Techsmith! In my experience, majority of software uses SHIFT + ANCHOR POINT to scale proportionately.
Anyway. Thank you!
@aaron-garner and my video are nearly identical. I appreciate that Aaron mentioned SHIFT + ANCHOR POINT to change proportions on the rectangle; my video shows a different way to change the proportions. (Thank you @aaron-garner!)
Apologies that my video cuts off at the end. Happy to explore this more tomorrow at Brown Bag, if you like.
Thank you both! That is great! Got it! It did not occur to me that it would be the squiggy line icon 😉
Thank you so much!
Maybe I can salvage some of my outdated videos with some simple editing?
You guys are the best! Thank you so much!
Oh, thank you Aaron! I will have to try that next 🙂
@isabel-anievas I looked at your example again and realized that the clip also zooms into a section while drawing a box. Here is one way you can accomplish that in Camtasia. Let me know if you have any questions.
Edit: My example is using a static image so moving the duplicated clip doesn't matter, but if it's a video, you would need to leave the smaller clip in the same position after you paste it. In other words don't move it once it is duplicated otherwise the two clips will not line up. Another way to look at it is, if there is movement in the clip, don't change the positioning. Hope that makes sense.
Thank you so much Aaron! Very cool! I definitely need to play around with this!
Thanks again 🙂 I really appreciate it!
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